About the Book
What a welcome treat it was to step back into London with author Delamere. In her second London Beginnings, we are given the story of Julia Bernay, the second sister of three who grew up in George Mueller’s orphanage. I love the story of George Mueller and his orphans and how he had complete faith and trust in God to see to their every need. This is a unique series in which we get the stories of three such orphans who grew up there. What really struck me was the strong foundation of faith these characters have. And really, how could they not when they witnessed God’s provision every day in the orphanage.
Now out on her own, Julia is determined to become a doctor. At this time in history, it was difficult for a woman and this was made even more difficult with a law suit on the horizon against the very women’s school she needed to go to. This story started out with a bang and I enjoyed watching Julia and her confidence in her abilities to become a doctor and watching her grow into her role as a woman as well. The man she has become interested in, Michael, is really not a possibility for so many reasons, leastwise due to political and class distinctions. But the heart knows no such limitations and a lovely romance develops. Brimming with history and a strong faith message woven throughout, author Delamere gives us a historical tale vivid with the scandals and social issues of the day.
I received a complimentary copy of this novel. I was not required to post a positive review and all views and opinions are my own.
Jennifer Delamere’s debut Victorian romance, An Heiress at Heart, was a 2013 RITA Award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, A Lady Most Lovely, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She’s been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.